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worse. dr. jon lapook on why bladder cancer patients almost never get the recommended treatment. and a pilot crashed into lake huron. >> i'm, like, oh, my god, you survived a plane crash, now you're going to drown. >> schieffer: then came the hard part: lasting 18 hours in 10- foot waves. dean reynolds has his amazing survival story. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening. scott is off tonight, i'm bob schieffer. the house finally passed the republican plan to raise the debt limit tonight, but that's just one step, and the days are now dwindling down to a precious few. here's how it looks tonight. as of today, the government has less than $39 billion on hand to pay its bills. by tuesday, it will be less than $26 billion; by wednesday, less than $15 billion. but here's where the crunch comes: on wednesday, the government will owe $23 billion to social security recipients. we've got a team of correspondents on this important story tonight, and we're going to start at the capitol with nancy cordes. nancy? >> reporter
a prayer for today's meeting then you have senator jon kyl, a republican, saying that the white house essentially walked away from $500 billion in cuts that the do sides had already agreed to so no one right now can point to any progress that these talks are achieving. >> pelley: senator mcconnell proposed a stopgap plan today in case they miss the deadline. what was that about? >> well, it's a pretty complicated plan, scott, and it essentially boils down to allowing the president to raise the debt limit in fits and starts over the next year and a half and essentially puts off any talk of spending cuts to a later date. the plan went over with a thud among house republicans who see this as giving in, but mcconnell says that he doesn't want to be a party to default and he certainly doesn't want republicans to be blamed if there is a default, scott. >> pelley: thanks, nancy. this deal to reduce the deficit could be huge. somewhere between $1 and $4 trillion. they're talking about taxes, social security, medicare, defense and most everyone agrees thisv it has to be done by next week to gi
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